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  1. Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

    09 Oct 2014
    I am currently booking for fall & holiday mini sessions. There sessions are 20 minutes and open to families, friends, roommates, couples, siblings, and there is even limited availability to solo sessions. These are completely affordable, especially during a money-spending time. If these dates don’t work for you, feel free…

  2. The Warehouse

    07 Oct 2014
    The best shoots are when the models show up, you shoot and just hang out. A day in the warehouse with Bryce and Abi was just that. Abi showed up first and we went through wardrobe while waiting for Bryce. Once Bryce made it, we started shooting right away. I…

  3. 70's Gal

    04 Oct 2014
    Model: Milena of Vision Los Angeles Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: Combined efforts of Kara & Milena Milena had her first test shoot ever with me, which was wonderful. It was one of my favorite shoots to date and here we are again doing another test shoot. She has ridiculously awesome…

  4. A Day in Home with Manda

    03 Oct 2014
    Here is the most recent series I have been working on. I’m extremely excited and would love to have more people contribute to it. My first official session was with Manda at her place in Los Angeles. Enjoy her cute space! I sure did. Model: Manda of Wunder Management Photographer:…

  5. Tracy Goes West

    25 Sep 2014
    Tracy came out to California and it was awesome. She Facebook messaged me about a week before she was coming out because she needed a place to stay for a night and also needed someone to pick her up from the airport. I was more than happy to do so…

  6. Andrei

    24 Sep 2014
    Model: Andrei Lis Photographed & Styled by Kara Nixon I find the best shoots are the spontaneous ones where you have a location in mind or a certain look and you just kind of let it happen. Andrei and I made a trip down to Laguna Beach and just went…

  7. A Boudoir Moment

    17 Sep 2014
    Abbey and I shot a week ago and made sure to get in some boudoir type images. Enjoy.

  8. Wedding Preview: Jamie + Matt

    17 Sep 2014
    Jamie and Matt were both my managers at In N Out at one point or other. I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding. Here are a couple of previews from the day.

  9. A Fresh Look

    12 Sep 2014
    Model: Tyler of Two Management Wardrobe: Shaina Feldman Photographer: Kara Nixon Assisted by Nico Marino Tyler needed some new images for his portfolio. His agent wanted a fresh, young look for him, so we hit the studio to make it happen. There’s a little surprise at the end, so enjoy! …

  10. Minimal Days

    12 Sep 2014
    Abbey and I have been good friends for about a year now. I had the pleasure of photographing her in Joshua Tree the first time I met her. Now nearly 6 months later we were able to hit the studio for some fun, minimal work. She is such a pleasure…

  11. Edgy Brandy

    08 Sep 2014
    Model: Mikalah of Two Management, Elite Miami, Lions NY & Osbrink LA Wardrobe: Shaina Feldman Photographer: Kara Nixon When planning this session, I initially envisioned something resembling Brandy Melville, but once I knew I would be working with Shaina, I knew I wanted something a little bit sexier and edgier.…

  12. New Face. New Studio.

    01 Sep 2014
    I had the pleasure of photographing Tom of Two Management this past week. A typical Thursday for me consists of driving 2 hours to get to LA in the morning. This past Thursday was just like that, except this time I had 4-5 shoots lined up. Shoot #1 was with…

  13. The Stephens - Wedding Preview

    24 Aug 2014
    I had the pleasure of photographing the Stephens wedding this weekend. Here is a preview of their special day and let me tell you, it was a beautiful day to remember & I feel honored to have been the person to capture the moments and document the memories.

  14. The Bates - Orange County Family Session

    24 Aug 2014
    The Bates family have been long time friends of my family. We grew up together, so it is always a pleasure to be able to photograph their family. The entire session was full of laughter. They all kept making funny faces and cracking jokes. They are all fairly sarcastic and…

  15. Ventura Warped Tour

    22 Aug 2014
    I had a blast photographing Ventura Warped Tour. I met up with one of my best friends Kyle Simmons & we made a day of it. We see each other 2-3 times a year max and this was the first time I was able to see him this year. I…

  16. As I Walked Down the Street…

    19 Aug 2014
    Rachele and I have been friends for a couple of years now. I hadn’t seen her in about a year, so I was extremely happy when we put together a shoot right before she moved to North Carolina. Little did I know she was moving when I texted her. She…

  17. A Laguna Love Story {Allie & Stratton}

    16 Aug 2014
    Stratton and I have known each other since high school. I would never have said he was my friend in high school because he was far too cool for me. If you didn’t know, I was pretty lame in high school, but that’s besides the point. Stratton and I have…

  18. Kara Nixon X PYD

    16 Aug 2014
    Model: Joseph of PYD Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: combined efforts of Joseph & Kara

  19. Hazy Blues

    15 Aug 2014
    Model: Meredith of Two Management Stylist: Jill Vincent Photographer: Kara Nixon Major thanks to Jessica Castro for setting this up so we could hang out & shoot. It took Jill and me forever to get to El Matador, so once we got there I was far too tired to even…

  20. A Girl in Chinatown

    15 Aug 2014
    I had the pleasure of working with Conner. We met up in Chinatown, where I actually got a jaywalking ticket (DUMB), but we still had a blast walking around, adventuring & shooting. Enjoy the photos we captured.

  21. Paxton

    14 Aug 2014
    Model: Paxton of Vision Los Angeles Styling & Coaching: Joseph Boyd Photographer: Kara Nixon

  22. Good Vibes

    06 Aug 2014
    Model: Luke of PYD Photographer: Kara Nixon Styling: combined efforts of Luke & Kara

  23. Beyond Nature

    06 Aug 2014
    Model: Angelia of Newmark Models Styling: Jill Vincent Photographer: Kara Nixon

  24. Blonde Beauty

    01 Aug 2014
    I rented the Sigma 35 & 85 for a week and on one of the last days with the lenses, I was able to set up a quick test shoot with my beautiful friend Stephanie. I texted her right when I got off work and thankfully she was ready to…

  25. Golden Breeze

    24 Jul 2014
    I had the pleasure of working with Two Management for the first time last week. I couldn’t be happier with who my first male model was. Beau is one of the most kind hearted people I have met, full of lots of jokes and lots of laughter. It is hard…

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